It seemed to be developing into a mantra. Everyone I had talked to politely listened to my explanation at what was wrong with my notebook. They nodded at the right time, turned their head to listened when they did not seem to understand, and even let me demonstrate what I knew and did not know about the problem. Everyone listened; that is except Phil. Actually I did not meet Phil when I left the computer at the shop on 27th and Irving in San Francisco. The receptionist merely said they would take a look at it and would probably have a sense of what it would take in an hour or so.
An hour later I met Phil for the first time. It is hard to describe him except that is manner was exceptionally attentive, slightly subservient, and confident – oh so confident.
“I am making progress however I keep finding more errors.”
This was the first good news in a week. Several previous shops had looked and given up before they had even begun. One had tried but after an hour had gotten no further than when I had demonstrated the problem at the very beginning. I had almost decided that there was no hope. Nobody had laughed yet but Wisdom’s words were echoing.
“Don’t bother talking sense to fools; they’ll only poke fun at your words.” (Proverbs 23.8)
Six hours after I first met Phil I had a working computer. His explanation made some sense, yet many of the technical details were beyond my ability to comprehend. I just knew it worked!
Much of life is explained by experts. “How to” live life, have a love life, find peace and happiness books are readily available. You can even find step by step instructions on finding the god within. The trouble is that nobody living today has actually lived the perfect life or found love, peace, happiness and the god within.
There is an answer from a life expert. God is reaching out, working to give us grace, mercy, and unconditional acceptance. Experts are miracle workers.